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Join Me for 100 Days of Dante!

Dante Inferno

Dante's Divine Comedy, beginning with Dante's Inferno, is one of those huge classics of Christian literature that many have heard of, but few have tackled, given its unwieldly nature. ...

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Pastor Briefing: The Problem of Burnout

In an interview titled, How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, dated December 3, 2020 at vox.com, author Anne Helen Petersen talks about the pervasive problem of burnout among the millennial generation....

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What I learned while knitting socks

Socks and Sermon

I love knitting socks. Most all of the socks I wear now have come from a yarn store, not a clothing store. Small, relatively fast, and very satisfying to knit this tube that turns 90 degrees at the heel. That step is always magic to me I do it over and over on every sock but I still don't fully understand why it works. And don't get me started on the joy of shaping the to...

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Here are some helpful resources for thinking about forgiveness...

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Upcoming Discipleship Opportunities

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COVID-19 may be turning our normal patterns of life upside-down; but it won't stop us from growing in following Jesus. In fact, it just may help us do so more!...

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Lament, Pray, & Care

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Following up on Sunday's sermon, I mentioned a number of books that you may find helpful for the Care piece of application. Here are some to take a look at....

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A Word of Hope

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It has been 6 Sundays since we were together. But have hope...

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Lessons from a pandemic

Vlog 4.2.2020 In the video today, I reflect on lessons I am learning through these days of social distancing. As I mention in the video, The Gospel Coalition is calling Christians to a day of fasting and praying on Saturday, April 4. Below are links to resources to help us pray throughout the day. in the evening, there will be a one hour online prayer service. Her...

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Christian Practice

We’ve all heard the saying “practice makes perfect.” It’s tempting to think that doing something over and over again makes it better....

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Pastor's Briefing: God's Missionary People

Our desire is that every one of our congregations will be an outpost of the Kingdom, with every member viewing himself or herself as a missionary on a mission.(Statement from the EPC at epc.org) One discussion that the elders had recently at our annual planning retreat in January was on the topic of keeping the church focused on God's mandate to be a missionary people...

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